It promises to be an exciting encounter between France and Belgium when they face each other in the Semi Final at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.
For most part of the competition, the Belgian team have really impressed especially after seeing off one of the competition’s favourite, Brazil. France on the other hand, are one of the teams touted to lift this year’s competition and coming this far has left no one surprised, even though they beat Argentina and Uruguay in the process. Thus far, France has scored a total nine goals and conceded four, while Belgium have scored fourteen goals and conceded five.
Belgium’s style of play is in sharp contrast with that of France. While the former operates a 3-4-3 system that allows them delve fully into counter attack, the latter loads the midfield with a 4-3-3 system that allows them calm and spread the ball around before the launch an attack.
It is expected that France will control most part of the game while Belgium look to reap from a constant counter attack. It may prove to be a difficult game for Belgium as France looks very disciplined in defence that they may not be caught napping anytime Belgium launches a counter.
However, Belgium may depend on Hazard and De Bruyne creativity in breaking down the French defence. But, it may not be that easy because French team have a very plucky defence, likewise Belgium’s. So don’t expect to see many goals in the match as both teams will be extremely careful not to concede early.
Interesting Battle to Watch Out for
De Bruyne vs Pogba
The famous Premier League rivals will face off and try to establish superiority once again at the biggest stage. Both have been instrumental in their team’s progress in the world cup.
Hazard vs Mbappe
The comparison between these two players have emerged since both countries have been pit against each other. Young Mbappe have notched three goals while Hazard has just two
What is your prediction?